Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets Prediction 3/11/2024

The Washington Capitals (30-23-9) travel to face off against the Winnipeg Jets (40-18-5) on Monday, March 11th. This game will be played at Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg and televised on ESPN+. The Capitals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Jets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canucks. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Capitals are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with 69 points and a record of 30-23-9. In the Metropolitan Division, Washington is in 5th place and has gone 14-8 against divisional opponents this season. Over their last ten games, the Capitals are 7-3 and have won two straight games.

On the road, Washington has gone 13-13-4 this season and has been the underdog in 44 of their 62 games. As the underdog, the Capitals have a record of 17-20-7 and have won two straight games when not favored. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, Washington has gone 19-17 this season.

Washington enters this game with a puck line record of 30-32 this year, including going 7-3 in their last ten games. So far, the Capitals have had 16 wins by multiple goals compared to 14 wins by just one goal. On the road, the team’s puck line record sits at 14-16.

As the underdog, the Capitals have gone 25-19 against the puck line, and their average scoring differential on the road is at -0.7 goals per game. In their last three road games, Washington’s puck line record is 2-1.

In their previous game, the Capitals hosted the Blackhawks and game away with a 4-1 win. Offensively, the Capitals scored three goals in the first period and one time in the second period. Washington’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 4 goals. Their offensive performance came with 26 shots on goal and seven giveaways.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Washington also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 5.5.

The Winnipeg Jets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 63 games, the Jets hold a record of 40-18-5 and sit in 2nd place in the Central Division and 3rd in the Western Conference. At home, Winnipeg has gone 21-8-2 this season and have been favored in 43 of their 63 games.

Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 7-3 and have won three of their last five games. When favored this season, Winnipeg has gone 32-8-3, and they have gone 16-5 against divisional opponents.

On the season, Winnipeg has a puck line record of 33-30, and they have gone 28-14 against the puck line in games decided by more than one goal. Over their last ten home games, the Jets have a puck line mark of just 3-7.

So far this year, the team has an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game, and they have gone 22-21 against the puck line when favored. In their 43 games as the favorite, the Jets have a scoring margin of 1.2 goals per contest.

The Jets aim to bounce back following their 5-0 loss on the road to the Canucks. The Canucks defense proved to be too much for Winnipeg’s offense, resulting in being shutout. The Jets’ offense finished with 4 giveaways and attempted 22 shots on goal during the game.

As the underdog, Winnipeg suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 5.5.

Washington Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Capitals come into the game at 2.7 goals per contest placing 29th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 31st position in the league. This season, the Capitals are 9-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 21-17 record.

This season, the over/under record for the Capitals’ is 28-31-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 32 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.

Jets Offense Breakdown

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The Jets come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 19th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. Winnipeg’s offense is currently ranked 23rd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 27th in the league.

This season, the Jets’ have an over/under record of 23-33-7. Throughout the season, they have played 32 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.5 goals per game.

Washington Team Defense

Washington defense takes on the Jets ranked 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.5 shots per game against Washington. They also are 5th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Winnipeg Team Defense

Defensively, the Jets come into the season ranked 23rd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.2 shots per game against Winnipeg. For the season, they are ranked 11th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Capitals vs Jets Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Washington has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last ten home games, Winnipeg has an puck line record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 7-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Winnipeg has an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Although the Capitals have a strong straight up record in their last five games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the puck line going 2-3.

Capitals vs Jets Prediction

When it comes to a straight moneyline bet, look no further than the Jets. Nevertheless, given the payout of -205, you could also think about incorporating this bet into a parlay.

If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Capitals to cover. Even if the Jets manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Capitals should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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